Physicking
Physic Phys"ic, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Physiced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Physicking}.] 1. To treat with physic or medicine; to administer medicine to, esp. a cathartic; to operate on as a cathartic; to purge. [1913 Webster]

2. To work on as a remedy; to heal; to cure. [1913 Webster]

The labor we delight in physics pain. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

A mind diseased no remedy can physic. --Byron. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Physicking — Phys ick*ing, p. pr. & vb. n. fr. {Physic}, v. t. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • physicking — phys·ic || fɪzɪk n. medicine, drug; cathartic, diarrhetic, laxative v. provide medicine, administer drugs; act as a laxative, function as a diarrhetic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • physicking — present part of physic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Physic — Phys ic, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Physiced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Physicking}.] 1. To treat with physic or medicine; to administer medicine to, esp. a cathartic; to operate on as a cathartic; to purge. [1913 Webster] 2. To work on as a remedy; to heal;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Physiced — Physic Phys ic, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Physiced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Physicking}.] 1. To treat with physic or medicine; to administer medicine to, esp. a cathartic; to operate on as a cathartic; to purge. [1913 Webster] 2. To work on as a remedy; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • physic — I. noun Etymology: Middle English physik natural science, art of medicine, from Anglo French phisique, fisik, from Latin physica, singular, natural science, from Greek physikē, from feminine of physikos more at physics Date: 14th century 1. a.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • physic — /fiz ik/, n., v., physicked, physicking. n. 1. a medicine that purges; cathartic; laxative. 2. any medicine; a drug or medicament. 3. Archaic. the medical art or profession. 4. Obs. See natural science. v.t. 5. to treat with or act upon as a… …   Universalium

  • laxative — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. physic, cathartic, purgative, eliminant; enema, irrigation, cleansing. See remedy. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. relaxing, loosening, opening, freeing, unbinding, purgative, purging, diarrheic,… …   English dictionary for students

  • physic — archaic noun medicinal drugs or medical treatment. verb (physics, physicking, physicked) treat with a medicine. Origin ME: from OFr. fisique medicine , from L. physica, from Gk phusikē (epistēmē) (knowledge) of nature , from phusis nature …   English new terms dictionary

  • physic — /ˈfɪzɪk / (say fizik) –noun Obsolete 1. a medicine, especially one that purges; a cathartic. 2. the medical art or profession. 3. natural science. –verb (t) (physicked, physicking) 4. Archaic to treat with physic or medicine. 5. US Colloquial to… …   Australian English dictionary

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